Far From You
Nine months. Two weeks. Six days.
That’s how long recovering addict Sophie’s been drug-free. Four months ago her best friend Mina died in what everyone believes was a drug deal gone wrong – a deal they think Sophie set up. Only Sophie knows the truth. She and Mina shared a secret, but there was no drug deal. Mina was deliberately murdered.
Forced into rehab for a drug addiction she’d already beaten, Sophie’s finally out and on the trail of the killer. But can she track them down before they come for her?
Far From You by Tess Sharpe was combination of absolutely everything that I love about YA. The story felt real and emotional. The characters were wonderfully created and relateable. The relationships between the characters was messy and complicated which made it heartbreaking to read. There was a diversity of characters which I always enjoy reading about, an interesting look at a difficult subject and a thrilling mystery that had me at the edge of my seat. * FLUTTERING BUTTERFLIES * This review is definitely not going to do this book enough justice; I cannot stress that enough. Heart-stopping; I can barely form words about it! It's full of everything I want, a thrilling, yet gorgeously written... Phenomenally written and completely spine-tingling; I can't do this debut enough justice or recommend it more to anyone who wants a contemporary with something unique. * TO ANOTHER WORLD * Far From You is a beautifully written, captivating novel, and as soon as I picked it up, I physically couldn't put it down. It's gripping, thrilling, and I think it's going to be a seriously big debut! Far From You touches on drug and accident recoveries, whilst also being about a really beautiful but complicated love story. I loved it, and I'm pretty sure every body else who reads it will, too. * BOOKS & WRITERS JUNIOR * Whilst on the surface, this is a tense, fast-paced thriller filled with intrigue and mystery, underneath lies a beautifully crafted and heart-breaking story of two girls' relationship as they try to understand, and deal with, their feelings for one another as well as how these feelings affect those closest to them. Brilliantly written using a complex flashback mode that, in less skilled hands, could have resulted in a clunky and confusing narrative, Far From You is a truly gripping and exciting read that will have many readers having to finish it in just the one sitting. A brilliant debut novel from Sharpe that will leave readers eager for more from this talented writer. * WE LOVE THIS BOOK * I keep thinking about everything I loved about this book and it really is everything * READARAPTOR * I loved how the relationships weren't completely straight forward and how that fact made the book that bit different from every other YA book out there. It made for a far more interesting story especially when you looked back over previous events and the way in which the characters reacted. Yay for being a bit different * THE OVERFLOWING LIBRARY * Tess Sharpe has a talent for creating realistic characters and chills down your spine. She has written a very promising debut * IT WAS LOVELY READING YOU * Far From You is a gripping read, totally fearless too! It takes the reader to new places and gives them pause for thought! I actually read this through twice, just to make sure I didn't miss out on any of the delicious detailing! * FICTION FASCINATION * Sharpe's writing is beautiful, and each sentence was crafted so well. The simplest word or well-placed punctuation mark enhanced the mood and caused my heart to flutter. Each touch, look, even the moments of silence between the characters were positively alive with meaning. It was truly beautiful to read and I found myself savouring each word. * WINGED REVIEWS * Ultra-condensed review is basically along the lines of buy this right now - top five of the last decade for me, maybe top three. If you're a fan of great teen books in general, or great LGBT teen books in particular, you really can't afford to miss out on this. * YA YEAH YEAH * Such a fantastic debut! I loved the contemporary/romance entwined with the mystery thriller, it worked so well! I will definitely be reading whatever Sharpe writes next * ONCE UPON A BOOKCASE * I don't even know where to start with this book. It's completely captivated me and I feel emotionally drained by the entire thing. One thing's for certain and that's that this is one hell of a debut. I may as well give Tess Sharpe my money right now because I know I'll be reading her work from here on. * UNCORKED THOUGHTS * Far From You offers wonderful insights into Oregon teen life and the passions that drive people on and apart. This is a small town brought vividly to life and you feel Sophie's pain as she peels away the layers of deceit that make up daily lives. Tess Sharpe is a great new talent with a very good understanding of young relationships. * HACKWRITERS * If you're a fan of emotional reads full of secrets and complex relationships then you won't want to miss this brilliant debut. * JESS HEARTS BOOKS * ... an incredible and stunning debut novel from author Tess Sharpe which held me enthralled from start to finish. I picked this up when I was off sick from work and spent the most enjoyable couple of hours curled up on the sofa, with my nose literally buried between the pages and my attention absolutely riveted on the characters and their stories. I would not hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone, both teen and adult readers alike, because it's so good it would be a shame not to share it with everyone. * A DREAM OF BOOKS * ... have you ever tried to write about something that is too perfect for words? You may have seen me endlessly recommending this book on Twitter...well, now you know why! I adore this book and I hope you will give it a go. My favourite book of the year so far! Far From You is bittersweet, unsettling, and truly enthralling. It's better than cake - definitely a must-read! * THE MILE LONG BOOKSHELF * Ultra-condensed review is basically along the lines of buy this right now - top five of the last decade for me, maybe top three... an absolute must-read * THE BOOKBAG * Shelf life! Get your summer lit-fix. Here are the best books to... become engrossed in: Tess Sharpe's thriller, Far From You. Will Sophie find out who killed her best friend before they get to her? * MISS VOGUE *
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